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  1. Neil Wick commented on Dick Tracy about 3 hours ago

    I was also wondering about the size of Melies’ head. I guess he doesn’t wear any pull-over sweaters!


    Pullovers aren’t his style, anyway. :) I wasn’t suggesting that Dick Tracy is like Wile E. Coyote, but it’s not quite 100% realistic either. We can permit a few things that are not quite realistic.

  2. Neil Wick commented on Dick Tracy about 3 hours ago

    Don’t take this post ‘seriously’ Willy007 – ;-)
    I’m just pulling your leg ! ;-)


    I don’t see why it couldn’t be Posey Ermine! He’s as likely as some of the other proposed candidates.

  3. Neil Wick commented on Dick Tracy about 5 hours ago

    … what we’ve seen this past week involving Venus, Blaze, Mr. Bigg, etc., is just setup stuff.


    The whole Mysta story from 2013 was “setup stuff,” for that matter. Everything in this strip has a purpose. Well, at least most things—the Annie story seemed to have a few pointless details.

  4. Neil Wick commented on Dick Tracy about 5 hours ago

    I thought the laughy said it all but, apparently, it didn’t.


    It’s not that I didn’t notice the “laughy,” but I decided to point out the obvious anyway. Also, that’s a good observation about the contract between and open hand looking more wrinkled than a close one.

  5. Neil Wick commented on Dick Tracy about 6 hours ago

    Really do enjoy, these occasional ‘esoteric’ (recherché?) observations !


    I am happy to hear that it is appreciated. It’s amazing how much subtlety there is in the strip’s art these days.

  6. Neil Wick commented on Dick Tracy about 6 hours ago

    If it’s his real head, I don’t see how his neck could support it. It would be too top heavy.


    I think he can support it mostly because he’s a comics character. The normal rules of physics don’t necessarily apply. Consider what happens when Wile E. Coyote accidentally runs past the edge of a cliff.

  7. Neil Wick commented on Dick Tracy about 6 hours ago

    If it’s his real head, I don’t see how his neck could support it. It would be too top heavy.


    I think he can support it mostly because he’s a comics character. The normal rules of physics don’t necessarily apply. Consider what happens when Wile E. Coyote accidentally runs past the edge of a cliff.

  8. Neil Wick commented on Dick Tracy about 6 hours ago

    The thing I’m wondering is if the tracking device they planted inside Mysta has now vanished along with the rest of the “subcutaneous circuitry” in her horns?


    I am thinking that the tracking device is still there. If they can figure out how to use it, they should be able to track her.

  9. Neil Wick commented on Dick Tracy about 6 hours ago

    Doesn’t look like the real Chinese Theatre but more like the replica at Disney’s Hollywood Theme park in Florida.


    Of course that’s what it is, or the “Disney-MGM Studios” them park, as it was called at the time.

  10. Neil Wick commented on Dick Tracy about 6 hours ago

    Joe’s work is very cinematic in that he alternates between close-ups, medium shots, and long shots.


    That’s why I could hardly believe that someone was complaining here a week or two ago that this strip is nothing but close-ups. I thought that Brozman’s work often felt cramped, like it could barely fit in the frame. I can’t say that about the current art at all.

    I have a Master of Fine Arts in Stage Directing and many years ago when I was in graduate school, we used to have to do this type of diagramming frequently.


    Thanks for the validation and especially for your comments on the Annie story POV. I’m planning a web page about why I think this strip is deserving of yet another Harvey nomination, and this is good information.